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Belgrade Media Report 2 December

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Selakovic: Serbia grateful to Russia for firm and consistent support (Tanjug/RTV/Beta)
Godfrey: Change of US administration not to affect implementation of the Washington Agreement (RTS/RTV/Tanjug)
Joksimovic expects Inter-Governmental EU-Serbia conference (Beta/Novosti)
Borrell: EU has leading role in Serbia-Kosovo dialogue (Beta)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Three SDP members arrested in Srebrenica for election fraud (N1)
Delegations of SNSD and HDZ B&H meet in Mostar; Dodik: HR Inzko made more evil in B&H than benefit; Covic: Time has come for OHR to be transformed (RTRS)
Covic writes to Inzko, calls for strengthening of dialogue in B&H (Dnevni list)
European Parliament to discuss 25th anniversary of DPA (Dnevni avaz)
NATO Parliamentary Assembly recommended NATO to renew dedication to NATO enlargement and support integration of B&H, Georgia and Ukraine (Dnevni avaz)

Members of the parliament start discussion on the government’s program (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev: Attempt to bock parliament is dangerous, shameful and irresponsible (Republika)

German dream sours for thousands of Albanian would-be migrants (Tirana Times)
Rama: Emigration isn’t only an Albanian phenomenon (ADN)
EU postpones talks with Albania and North Macedonia until March (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, December 2, 2020

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Albanian Language Media:

• COVID – 19: 634 new cases, 15 deaths (media)
• Kosovo’s government future is decided today (Express)
• Government considers declaring Arifi’s vote invalid would be unacceptable (RTK)
• LVV: Arifi’s vote and election of the government should be ruled invalid (RTK)
• Kosovo and Saudi Arabia, global partners in war against DAESH/ISIS (RTK)
• Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, part of EU’s strategy for relations with the U.S. (RFE, Koha)
• PDK requests extraordinary session on economic recovery (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

• In Serbian communities in Kosovo 79 new cases of Covid-19, one death and 16 cures (Kontakt plus radio)
• Stricter anti-epidemic measures in Serbia on Friday, pending Government approval (Nova.rs, N1)
• Blakaj: Next few years we will be preoccupied with trials before Specialist Court (Kosovo-online)
• Holliday: Remains of between seven to 20 people in an unexplored tomb at Kizevak site (RFE)
• Serbian List: Double-standards policy to the detriment of Serbian people unacceptable (Kontakt plus radio)
• MCR: Returnee from Drenovac attacked in his yard; No reaction from KP (KoSSev)
• No complaints submitted regarding elections in Mitrovica North and Podujevo (Radio Mitrovica sever)
• Rakic and Szunyog met, discussed current issues (Radio Mitrovica sever)


• Citizens’ attitudes about the army are a reflection of media manipulation (EWB)


• Kosovo ethnic divide eases as Muslim cares for elderly Serb (AP)
• Kosovo Court Cuts Prison Sentence for Serb Convicted of Wartime Massacre (Balkan Insight)
• US ContourGlobal sues Kosovo over failed coal-fired power plant project (intellinews.com)
• Russia donates tanks to Serbia, NATO does not see it as a problem (EWB)


• Interpol warns that COVID-19 vaccines could be targeted by criminals (Reuters)
• Tourist Organization of Serbia: 75 pct foreign tourists less in Serbia (FoNet, N1)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, December 2

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• COVID – 19: 623 new cases, 12 deaths (media)
• Restrictive measures against COVID – 19 remain in force (media)
• Borrell: We cannot be global actors if we don’t solve problems in Balkans (media)
• US criticises EU for not speaking in one voice on Kosovo–Serbia dialogue (Koha)
• Fate of Hoti-led government to be decided today (Gazeta Express)
• Hoxhaj: PDK to propose candidate for President; won’t join government (media)
• Vetevendosje MP Aliu calls on PDK to bring down government (media)
• Hoxhaj: Without KLA’s pure fight, NATO wouldn’t intervene (RTK)

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